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Nov 16, 2012 12:00pm EST
nottingham reports, the sex scandal that forced general david petraeus to step down only came up once. >>reporter: former cia director david petraeus made his first public appearance since a sex scandal forced him to resign last week. he testified before congress about the terror attack in benghazi that took the lives of u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three others. behind closed doors, petraeus told lawmakers he believed all along terrorists attacked the u.s. consulate in libya, but petraeus did not answer a key question, who in the obama administration pinned the attack on demonstrators. >> he said it went through a long process, involving many agencies, department of justice, state department and no one knows yet exactly who come up with the final version of the talking points. >>reporter: five days after the attack, u.n. ambassador susan rice was still blaming a spontaneous demonstration outside the consulate. the obama administration now acknowledges al-qaida was behind the september 11th attack. >> the investigation tells us what you get from the ground, it evolves. when
CBS
Nov 13, 2012 12:00pm EST
david petraeus. federal investigators are looking into inappropriate e- mail communication between allen and tampa socialite jill kelley. kelley is the woman who went to the f.b.i. with anonymous threatening e- mails that agents traced to petraeus' alleged girlfriend paula broadwell. general allen says he did nothing wrong. >> general allen is entitled to due process in this matter. >> reporter: a senior u.s. defense official says the latest investigation centers on 20 to 30,000 pages of e-mails and documents from allen's communications with kelley. kelley's brother defended her character. >> i know who my sister is. i know she's a good mother and a good wife. >> reporter: allen remains in command of 68,000 u.s. troops in afghanistan. he was supposed to be here on capitol hill this week for hearings on his nomination to be supreme u.s. commander in europe. now that's on hold. he resigned friday and admitted to the extramarital affair. his former aide says he's extremely remorseful. >> he said in those words i screwed up. what i did was wrong. there's no excuses for it and he's not
CBS
Nov 12, 2012 12:00pm EST
. director david petraeus before scandal broke on friday. >> this is something that could have had an effect on national security. i think we should have been told. >> reporter: f.b.i. officials say they did not notify lawmakers or the white house because no national security issues were involved. on cbs this morning, retired general richard meyer spoke to whether the president should have been told about the probe when it started last summer. >> in my view that, would have not been unusual. the department of defense, that's what would have happened actually. >> reporter: petraeus stepped down after admitting to an extramarital affair. his alleged mistress paula broadwell made this comment last february while promoting the biography. >> i think he is a terrific role model for young people. >> reporter: general petraeus was scheduled to testify before congress this week about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, lybia. his former deputy and acting c.i.a. director will testify instead. but lawmakers say bet pet -- petraeus may be called to testify in the future. >> i don't see
CBS
Nov 15, 2012 12:00pm EST
, they have a problem with me. >> reporter: michael morel is testifying today. david petraeus will testify behind closed doors tomorrow. one hearing today is not closed, the house foreign affairs committee is asking experts to offer their assessment of what went wrong. >> it's two months later and too little is known about what took place. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton will not testify this week. she's scheduled to talk lawmakers once the state department completes its own investigation. danielle nottingham, cbs news capitol hill. >> general petraeus was taken off today's witness list when he resigned last friday. lawmakers are very vocal that they want to hear what he has to say about benghazi, so he is headed to the hill tomorrow morning. >>> mitt romney says that he lost the presidential election because of the gifts that president obama gave to african- americans and hispanics and to his core supporters. that's explanation that romney gave his donors during a conference call yesterday. he said the president used programs like obama care to get the black vote a
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